Making on a bet on this NHL game featuring the Jets versus the Blackhawks? The puck drops at 8:30 ET, and you can watch it all unfold on NBCS. The game will be played at United Center in Chicago, IL. The Jets are favored by -1.5 in this Central divisional contest against the Blackhawks. The game’s over/under currently sits at 5.5 goals.

WINNIPEG JETS VS CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Chicago Blackhawks +1.5

This game will be played at United Center at 8:30 ET on Friday, February 23rd.

WHY BET THE CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS:

  • With a 1.5 goal advantage on the spread, our projections favor the Jets to secure a 4-3 victory.
  • Take the Jets on the moneyline
  • On the puck line, we like Blackhawks (+1.5)

Can the Jets Deliver Being Favored on the Road?

On the season, Winnipeg has been favored in 37 of their 54 games and have gone 27-7-3 in those games. In the Western Conference, the Jets are in 4th place and have a record of 20-11 against conference opponents. Against the Central Division, Winnipeg is 13-4 and is currently in 3rd place.

Over their last ten games, the Jets have gone 4-6, and they have gone 4-1 over their last five games. On the road this year, Winnipeg has gone 15-8-3, and they have gone 34-15-5 overall, which has them in 3rd place in the Central Division.

When playing on the road this season, the Jets have gone 13-13 against the puck line, and their average scoring margin is +.3 goals per game. So far, Winnipeg has 24 wins by multiple goals and has gone 29-25 against the puck line this season. In their last ten games, the Jets have gone just 3-7 against the puck line.

Overall, Winnipeg has gone 19-18 against the puck line when favored, and their average scoring margin as the favorite is +1.1 goals per game. This season, the team’s average scoring margin is +.7 goals per game, and they have gone 10-7 against the puck line as the underdog.

For the season, Winnipeg’s games have finished with an average of 5.4 goals per game. Their average over/under line for the season is 6. Overall, the Jets have an over/under record of 18-29-7.

In their last three games away from home, the Jets have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 2 goals per game in this stretch.

On offense, the Jets are averaging 3.1 goals per game which is 20th in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 21st in the league. This season, the Jets have a 16-9 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 18-6 record.

Winnipeg will be looking for a good game from Kyle Connor who leads the team in scoring with 20 goals, ranking 55th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Connor has 17 assists this season.

Chicago defense takes on the Jets ranked 5th in goals allowed. On average, opponents are averaging 32.4 shots per game against Chicago. They also are 26th in shutouts, with 1 shutouts.

Goalie Connor Hellebuyck gets the start and has made 40 starts this season. His record at this point is 26-11, and his save percentage is 0.944%.

Can Chicago Deliver Being Underdogs at Home?

At 15-39-3, the Blackhawks are in last place in the Central Division and 16th in the Western Conference. In their last ten games, Chicago has gone just 1-9, and they have lost two straight games as the underdog.

When playing at home, the Blackhawks have gone 11-15-2 this season, and they are 3-14 against Central Division opponents. As the underdog, Chicago has gone 14-38-3 this year.

Chicago enters the game with an overall puck line mark of 25-32 and has gone 1-4 against the puck line in their last five games. So far this season, the Blackhawks have been the underdog in all but two games and have gone 25-30 against the puck line as the underdog.

Overall, the Blackhawks have dropped 31 games by multiple goals compared to just 11 by one goal. In their last ten home games, Chicago has gone just 5-5 against the puck line and their average scoring margin at home is at -0.6 goals per game.

On average, Chicago’s games have finished with 5.6 goals per game. The season’s average over/under line stands at 6.2. In total, the Blackhawks come in with an over/under record of 22-33-2.

Although Winnipeg has a straight up record of 1-2 in their last three road games, they have not held up as well vs the puck line going 1-2. The team averaged 2 goals per game in these games.

On offense, the Blackhawks are averaging 2.1 goals per game which is 31st in the NHL. In terms of shots on goal per game, they are 31st in the league. This season, the Blackhawks have a 1-12 record in games where they outshoot their opponent. In games with fewer shots on goal, they hold a 14-25 record.

Chicago will be looking for a good game from Connor Bedard who leads the team in scoring with 17 goals, ranking 89th in the NHL. In addition to his goal scoring, Bedard has 22 assists this season.

Defensively, the Blackhawks come into the season ranked 5th in goals allowed. Opponents are averaging 32.4 shots per game against Chicago. For the season, they are ranked 26th in shutouts, coming in with 1 shutouts.

Heading into this matchup vs. Winnipeg, goalie Petr Mrazek has started 37 games in this season. His current record is 13-22, and his save percentage stands at 0.953%.